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07 March 2019

Cambridge University Press at the London Book Fair 2019

Cambridge University Press will be attending the London Book Fair at Olympia London from 12-14 March, 2019. If you’re attending the fair, you can find the publisher in the National Hall, stand 7G20.

The London Book Fair is one of the most anticipated events in the publishing industry as it is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Around 25,000 publishing professionals from 118 countries attend the event each year. 

Insights Seminar Programme

This year, several experts from the Press are taking part in talks and panel sessions on a variety of different topics at the fair. More details of these can be found below:

  • Peter Phillips, Chief Executive, will be taking part in the Publisher Association’s seminar ‘Deal(s) or No Deal(s): How Brexit and the UK’s Future Trading Arrangements Will Impact Publishing’ on Wednesday, 13 March 11.30 am – 12.30 pm Olympia Room, Grand Hall. This session will examine the political situation and explore how the possible scenarios will impact the publishing industry. They will also focus specifically on one of the industry’s greatest strengths, exports, and look at the impact of the proposed global free trade deals. In addition, they’ll explore how the industry can respond to Brexit; how any risks can be averted; and any opportunities taken.
  • Jane Mann, Director of Education Reform, will be chairing the seventh annual ‘What Works? Education Conference’ where speakers will delve into some of the most compelling issues of today such as the growth of international schools, refugee initiatives, and the impacts of Brexit. The conference is on Tuesday, 12 March, 9. 30 am - 1 pm at the Olympia Conference Centre. Jane will also be introducing the panel session ‘Contemporary Kazakh Culture in the Global World’ on Tuesday, 5. 15 – 6. 15 pm at the Literary Translation Centre.
  • Phil Meyler and Chris Harrison, two experts behind the team that developed Cambridge Elements, will lead a panel session titled ‘Breaking the Mould in Scholarly Publishing: Moving Beyond Books and Journals’. They will be joined by three series editors in the fields of Humanities & Social Sciences and Science, Technology, & Medicine to discuss how academic publishing is evolving. They will explore the various challenges faced by scholars whose works can neither be presented as a book nor as a journal and illustrate how Elements has helped in changing the landscape of traditional publishing. The session will take place on Thursday, 14 March, 10 - 11 am at The Faculty.
  • Ben Knight, the Press’s director of ELT Research and Teacher Development, will simultaneously (14 March, 10 - 11 am), deliver a talk titled ‘Educating the International Citizens of the Future – How English Teaching is Evolving to Impart More Than Just the Language’ at The Buzz Theatre. He will present The Cambridge Framework for Life Competencies, designed to equip English learners with essential life skills. The framework was crafted to accommodate the ever-changing needs of educators and learners all over the world.
  • Tom Willshire, Head of Sales of The Americas, will be one of the panelists in Academic Book Week 2019. Books & Higher Education: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, 13 March, 4 - 5 pm, at The Faculty. Along with other specialists, he will impart knowledge about the role of academic publishing in Higher Education.

                                                         Showcasing new audiobooks

The Press is pleased to announce it'll also be launching its first audiobooks at this year’s London Book Fair. It will be the first time the Press has produced their own audiobooks, working closely with the production company Sound Understanding, which specializes in nonfiction to release four titles from their recently launched academic trade programme as part of a pilot project.

The first four titles set for publication include: Stand out of our Light, Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy by James Williams, There Is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee, The Ape that Understood the Universe, How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams and On the Brink, Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War by Van Jackson.

Visitors to the Press’s stand at the Fair will be able to listen to clips of Mike Berners-Lee reading from There Is No Planet B.

Follow @CambridgeUP on Twitter to stay up to date with their activities during the Fair.

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